``He said he wants to be closer to home," said Kelly Williams, who coaches Jennings in the spring and summer. "He wants to be closer so his mom and his family are able to come and see him play."
``It came down to two schools – UConn and Arizona," Williams added. "You can't go wrong with either school. It's two Hall of Fame coaches and they have similar styles."
Jennings, who opted to get out of his verbal commitment from USC recently, chose Arizona over UConn.
``It's huge," Williams added. "He's hands-down the number one point guard in the country. He's phenomenal and is a workaholic and a gym rat. He's only going to get better."
Jennings is a California native who spent this past season at Oak Hill Academy (Va.).
Rated No. 7 in America by Scout.com and the top overall point guard, Jennings was on Arizona's campus last weekend for the Cactus Classic.
He remained in Tucson on Monday for an unofficial visit and committed the following day, informing a handful of staffs of his decision.
Jennings' commitment is likely to have a ripple effect in the point guard weak Class of 2007. Larry Drew had Arizona on his short list and is the next highest rated point man on the board.